Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Top a chocolate cake with this rich German frosting! Posted for tour 2005 from

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix milk, sugar, butter, egg yolks and vanilla in a large saucepan. Cook and stir on medium heat about 12 minutes or until thickened and golden brown.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in coconut and pecans.
  3. Cool to room temperature and of spreading consistency.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is amazing! Came out perfect!!!<br/>For people wondering about why your eggs are cooking, dont forget to separate the egg yolks for the eggs!!!! You only use the yolks!!!<br/><br/>I changed this a little bit and Im in heaven. I too used sweetended condensed milk instead of evaporated, and i used half brown sugar and half granulated. it cooked up in about 5 mins with my gas stove. I added in pecans and coconut and its to die for!! VERY EASY TO MAKE!!!

5 5

Made this for my moms german chocolate cake, and the icing turned out perfect, no problems! She loved it! Thanks!

4 5

I should have read the reviews first. The taste is great but it does need to be thickened more. Next time, I think I would use it in between the layers as I did this time and put a cream cheese frosting on the outside.